Zo! + Carmen Rodgers LIVE in RALEIGH, NC – November 12, 2015


9th Wonder & The Art Of Cool present: Carmel City Soul Jazz Series with
Zo! + 
Carmen Rodgers

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – Raleigh, NC
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601 |(919) 821-1120
Doors: 8p

Zo! & Carmen Rodgers
Two separate artists who come together LIVE on the same stage, at the same time to perform songs from each other’s vast discographies.

In the Studio Recording for ‘ManMade’ …..Choklate!


This was the scene last week in Raleigh, NC. Phonte and I pulled talented vocalist, artist and good friend of ours, Choklate into the studio to record vocals for my ManMade album….

Let’s just say the sessions were extremely successful… Talk about easy to work with!! Choklate was truly in her element while behind that mic…

Zo! – ManMade

Original Music.

Spring 2013.

+FE Music.

2012 in Pictures

"...Give is up for Lorenzo Ferguson a/k/a Zo!, ya'll!!" © Phonte in LA • Photo by Kris Perry (Oct. 2012)

“…Give it up for Lorenzo Ferguson a/k/a Zo!, y’all!!” © Phonte in LA • Photo by Kris Perry (Oct. 2012)

2012 has been another helluva year. I got to do some traveling and play shows in LA, NYC, DC, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis, Bethesda, MD, Greensboro, NC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Columbia MD, Boston, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Vienna, VA, Memphis, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Phoenix …..and Durham, NC for this coming New Year’s Eve. I completed my first year as a full-time musician after the school I taught music at closed last year – I was then able to continue teaching by conducting individual piano lessons and workshop to groups of young ones. I began endorsing Moog Music, received another standing ovation during a performance back home in Detroit, and got the bulk of the recording finished for my newest album ManMade. Sy Smith and I did some touring this year playing big solo shows at DC’s Blues Alley and NYC’s Blue Note and received big performance props from Sheila E while I was back on the road with The Foreign Exchange who wrapped up performances for an album we have been touring for two years, Authenticity. I hit my ten-year anniversary of releasing music as well. Outside of all that, it was a fairly quiet twelve months……….

…Looking forward to 2013. Enjoy the photos!!

Recording for ‘ManMade’ album – Starring Phonte & Sy Smith

Sy, Zo!, and Phonte – 11.08.12


Wednesday the 7th, I packed a small bag, hopped in a car and jumped on the road to fight through that initial wave of punk ass DC-Area traffic on 95 South to head down to Raleigh, NC and record with Phonte and Sy Smith for the new ManMade album. Several jokes, edits, and successful takes later… I arrived home on Friday with a WINNER for the album. While I still have ideas and additions to make on my end musically, the final vocals sound excellent… Please stay tuned…..